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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have arrived on Kerala’s Malabar Coast in 52 AD, is considered the father of the Catholic faith in India.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when European missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The history of a few ancient dioceses in Asia can be dated back to 13th century pre-Portuguese mission expeditions.

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Diocese of Shamshabad

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Diocese of Shamshabad
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The territory of the eparchy is vast: it includes the entire country of India not already included in existing eparchies. The pastoral life of the territory is already quite organised due to the efforts of Msgr. Raphael Thattil, the first bishop of Shamshabad. The Syro-Malabar communities are formed in their own traditions, especially with regard to the liturgy and catechesis. There are 88 priests working, both eparchial and religious.

The See of Shamshabad is located 50 km from Hyderabad, in the state of Telangana.

The eparchy of Shamshabad is under the patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle and Saint John Paul II.

History

Shamshabad is located at 17.2603°N 78.3969°E. It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).  

Transportation

Shamshabad boasts the brand-new Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which commenced operations on March 23, 2008. Many projects of Telangana Govt. are coming in and around Shamshabad Airport, including Fab City, Nano Tech Park, Hardware Park, and Textile Park. The airport is connected to Hitech City by the Outer Ring Road which makes it very convenient to international visitors visiting the Hitech city.

Geography

Shamshabad is located at 17.2603°N 78.3969°E. It has an average elevation of 574 metres (1,886 ft).        

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